Facilities


There are over 150 loose boxes, situated close to Shade Oak House, some in the converted traditional brick farm buildings and over 70 loose boxes within an American barn system. All boxes are light and airy, warm in Winter and cool in Summer. Each box with white-washed walls and creosoted woodwork, is mucked out daily and replenished with plenty of clean, fresh wheat straw. They are all washed down with anti-bacterial wash during the stud season for hygiene.


Electric taped and railed paddocks, of various sizes and all within view of Shade Oak House, surround the building's complex, while close to the stables each stallion has it's own paddock for daily exercise. The extensive housing facilities enable the paddocks to be preserved throughout the Winter so as to be unspoilt and ready for the demands of the stud season.


Sheep follow the horses each year as part of a clean pasture policy. Grassland management includes top-dressing pastures in the Spring and mechanical topping in the Summer to remove fibrous, stemmy grasses. Outlying fields are cut for hay and haylege.


We have 2 all weather turnouts one for the main stud and one separate for the foaling unit. There is also a lunge ring and horse walker for 5 horses.


An isolated foaling unit is there to offer our customers the best care and attention for their foaling mares. It has 26 loose boxes all with cameras to observe the foaling mare 24 hours a day and heat lamps for the new born foals.